Nonprofit Friends of Conroe offers Thanksgiving drive-thru at 4 locations

Volunteers helped hand out more than 1,500 meals during the annual Friends Feeding Friends Thanksgiving meal, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, in Conroe. source Jason Fochtman

After a very successful Thanksgiving drive-thru event in 2020, the Friends of Conroe will deliver their annual Thanksgiving meal to-go again this year.

The nonprofit Friends of Conroe hosts their Friends Feeding Friends Thanksgiving meal from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. They will be serving to-go meals from four locations across Montgomery County including — The Friends of Conroe office, 101 S. Main Street in Conroe, the Knights of Columbus Hall, 16663 Texas 75 Willis, the East Montgomery County Show Barn at 21679 McClesky Road in New Caney and at Tamina Park, 19500 Main Street in Conroe.

The Friends of Conroe is a nonprofit group started in the early 1990s for the betterment of Conroe. The group puts on the Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival each October. Funds raised at the event go to the Friends of Conroe’s annual Friends Feeding Friends Thanksgiving meal, scholarships for high school seniors and other community projects.


“The Friends of Conroe’s mission is committed to the enhancement of the quality of life in Conroe and Montgomery County through civic and cultural improvements. Through our mission one of the many ways we give back is by providing meals to our community,” said Friends of Conroe board member Jodi Willard.

In 2020, the group served about 3,000 meals across four locations

Willard said the drive-thru option was successful last year because many of the patrons were able to get their meals and go home to their families where they were more comfortable. She said the drive-thru allowed them to serve as many people as possible.

The Friends of Conroe volunteers have a group of cooks that start whipping up the feast on Wednesday morning. Then their Small Fry Committee comes in later Wednesday to start organizing the sides for the meal.

“We are blessed to have a group of dedicated volunteers,” she said.

The event also gives numerous opportunities to volunteer at the meal-distribution sites. Those looking to volunteer can email

Written by Sondra Hernandez

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